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Appleton Estate Special Gold rum is made using column and pot stills. The rum is then aged in Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrels and hand-blended.

The Special Gold Appleton brand is said to have been first blended during World War II as a substitute for whiskey, which was at the time difficult to find.

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Should be in a thin bottle to match the thin taste. Use a mixer, and with the thin taste you will need to add a bit more than usual. A friend had this in a Mojito and I tried one as well. Hard to taste any rum and I watched the bartender make it. Tried it neat and the taste was there for a moment and then it was gone. Not offensive in taste but it does compete with the Bacardi mixing rums, and for fans of Appleton's on vacation, I can see why it's used.

Tasty mixing rum. Good with standard Coke or Coke zero

It's not the best rum I've ever had but it is one of my favorites. Mainly because I only drink it when I'm in Jamaica. It's not the smoothest of rums but mixes well with just about anything.

This is what I would consider to be standard rum. Made in Jamaica, a little bitter by itself, mixes great.

"Easily consumable in a bind" is apt if you drink it as a mix. When we were in Mexico in Sept 2016, the bartender questioned whether I really wanted this "on the rocks?" He was right and got a good tip for his warning.

If you are looking for a "gold" mixer, or a good jamaican style mixer this is a great option. It does have its own specific flavor that seems to generate love or hate, but I find that for a well rounded Tiki collection this is a great option.

Es de los peores rones, no lo recomiendo ni para coctelería

Very nice spiced rum, fragrant, smooth, mostly for cocktails or drinks, but it can also be enjoyable on the rocks. The price was nice before (8 EUR), but nowadays the price tag is just unreasonably high. I rather keep my 14 EUR for other bottles.

À première impression, ce rhum est décevant. Puis on goûte des notes plus complexes avec sa longueur en bouche. Des notes de vanille et possiblement de whiskey. Une saveur que j'apprends à apprécier avec le temps.

On le vendait 45USD en 2014.


Nice with coke... Lovely and very decent flavour.... Only a mixer rum but good in cocktails

Really good Golden Rum and less than $20 a bottle where I live. If you have a few extra dollars I would definitely buy one of the aged Appleton rums, but this my favorite gold rum. Only gold rum that I consider a sipping rum.

This one was tough; not a great taste nor finish. Reminds me of a cheap whiskey.

Makes a nice rum & coke, but not much more to offer.
Can taste a slight hint of Jamaican funk, which mixes well with the sweetness of coke.

Definitely one of my "meh" rums. Needs plenty of cola to dampen its disappointing taste.

À venir prochainement.............................

If you're looking for a dark rum to use as a mixer this is the one. It does not have the gasoline finish that Bacardi Gold inflicts on its drinkers. It's a general all-purpose party rum.

Cinnamon and ginger notes with buttery vanilla taste.

Honestly not much difference between this and Bacardi gold in coke. Buy if you want your bar to look a little nicer maybe haha.

No mucho que decir. Solo para cocktails. Olor a alcohol, sabor a alcohol!

I found it a little bitter straight, and that bitter edge worked its way in when mixed with cola. There is certainly a strong caramel flavour here and it isn't too bad, but I would rather go for the Havana Anejo especial.

Not the best but not bad. Definately not the smoothest drink I've had straight but would mix decently with other beverages.

First had this in Jamaica in 1972. I was a rum and Coke guy just out of the army. My taste has shifted to aged, sipping rums, so this is no longer an option. I have fond memories though.

Yup,, agree with all the others, nice mixer - would pick others in preference however, still a good rum

It is a good base for cocktails!, not recommendable for other uses